The original American Dream thing came from this guy TC Lee who dug the ditches for the plumbing company my dad used to work for. From the time I was eight years old, my dad used to send me out to dig ditches with TC Lee and I just made a big deal in football and baseball and was offered different scholarships to different universities, and we were out digging a ditch that summer and he turned to me and said, "Man, there is an American Dream standing right here next to me." I'll never forget that. So one night in 1974, I made the comment "Here I am, this fat kid, the son of a plumber, I don't look like a body builder, fist fight in a parking lot, it doesn't matter. I'm getting ready to sell out this building, I'm going to sell out Madison Square Garden one day. This is the American Dream, I'm living it." I just said it on TV and it stuck like you through it against the wall and had super glue on it. It stuck with me and that's how it came about. - #DustyRhodes, IGN.com June 2004
"Get a dream, hold on to it and shoot for the sky." - Dusty Rhodes. 💫 Three years ago today we lost Virgil "Dusty Rhodes" Runnels. However, with all the countless people he's influenced over the years, the dream lives on. Keep on dreamin'. We miss you. RIP. ❤🙏🏼 October 12, 1945 - June 11, 2015.